Business: State

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 04:29 PM

Man draws prison time in fraud

The co-owner of a former investment firm that was a front for financial fraud and bilked local people for upward of $2 million recently was sentenced to five years in prison.


Jan. 18, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Looming suspicion fuels spike in gun purchases

In the four years President Barack Obama has spent in the White House, gun sales have skyrocketed.
Not since the Brady Bill in 1994, however, has the nation — or the state of North Carolina — seen such a dramatic shift in gun culture as in the last year.


Dec. 30, 2012 @ 01:44 PM

North State to pay dividend

North State Communications is paying a dividend to shareholders that’s the largest amount in at least nine years and nearly double the next greatest dividend level paid since the fall of 2003.


Dec. 23, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Unemployment insurance rates on a steep climb

Escalating unemployment costs may discourage adding jobs, says McDonalds owner, operator and president Tony Delligatti.